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Old 10-26-2014, 02:16 PM   #1
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Check your roof

We have a Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8329ss with the diamond package. My son got on the roof today to help me put the cover on and discovered that the calking between the nose cover and the rubber roof is cracked to where water can get in.

I noticed some water on the floor the last time we camped but the windows were fogged up. I thought it was moisture from my c-pap machine. Now it looks like water has leaked in.

Will be calling the dealer tomorrow. Need them to send a mobile repair unit to come down to make the repairs.

We have only had the unit six months.

So check your roof.
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Old 10-26-2014, 09:27 PM   #2
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Our 2008 Surveyor had the same problem. In June there were no leaks. When I brought it home in August to get ready for a trip I found water leaked in from the exhaust fan in the bathroom. I got on the roof and found all the caulking cracked on the entire roof and on all the vents. The caps on the vent pipes were so brittle they fell apart when I touched them. I washed the roof every year but never thought about checking the caulking etc. I learned a good lesson. I re-did the dicor and replaced the vent caps and one sky light cover. All is good now and i will check on the caulking etc each year now.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:04 AM   #3
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We have only had the unit six months.

So check your roof.
Roof manufacturer says check it twice a year to keep warranty in force. Since I don't do roofs, I have my dealer (where the trailer is stored) to do it for me.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:36 PM   #4
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The dealer is sending me a tube of calking. Would be a $250 Charge for them to come 45 miles to put the calking on. Had to take pictures for them to cover the calking.

I could take to them for repairs but not till the end of Nov. I will do it myself.
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:26 PM   #5
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Thanks to this thread, I checked my roof today and found a one inch spot on the front cap seam that was suspect and should probably be re-caulked.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:29 AM   #6
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Had the same thing happen with our 8280WS, had it for 9 months and only used it twice on short trips of 20 miles. Ours was leaking at the rear seam where the roof and back wall meet. It's now been 3+ years and we've had no further problems, knock on wood.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:39 AM   #7
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The dealer is sending me a tube of calking. Would be a $250 Charge for them to come 45 miles to put the calking on. Had to take pictures for them to cover the calking.

I could take to them for repairs but not till the end of Nov. I will do it myself.
I would have been claiming warranty on a six month old unit.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:42 AM   #8
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Same thing on my new 2014 Palomino Columbus 5er we have had it 3 months. I caulked it using Geocel Advanced RV EPDM roof sealant. I didn't want to take it back to the stealers for repairs they aren't good at to start with.
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I had my mini light in, for a separate warranty claim, and asked tech to check out the roof. He said he would take a look, but if it needed anything, it was not covered under warranty. I bought it new 7 weeks ago.... luckily, there are no problems with the roof, but that policy really stinks.
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7 weeks old and the roof not covered. I would call BS over that one.
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